In first grade, Carla and I created a play. The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, with grocery bags as our brown fur costumes, yellow construction paper stapled together around crumpled paper stuffing as our block of cheese. One of us must have told the teacher, or perhaps she overheard us playing — rehearsing — because she had us perform our production in front of the blackboard, while the reset of the class watched from their desks.
Did I like it? I think I was both proud and embarrassed by turns, taking a bow in my paper bags.
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